Film Screening: Being There


Monday, November 11, 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge

With his latest book Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan, celebrated film critic J. Hoberman focuses on the broad period from George Lucas’ American Graffiti (1973) to John Carpenter’s They Live (1988), looking closely at the often uncanny and absurd synchronicities between Hollywood cinema and American politics during the years when the White House was occupied by former Warner Brothers contract actor Ronald Reagan. In a visit co-presented with the Brattle Theatre, the Harvard Film Archive welcomes back J. Hoberman to introduce one film that made an impression on the president of the 80s: Hal Ashby’s Being There (1979).

Cost: $9 regular admission; $7 student/senior/Harvard faculty or staff; cash only. Harvard students receive free admission with Harvard ID. 

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